When I look in my immediate academic circle, it’s white dudes to the left of me and white dudes to the right of me. There is no one else here that I interact with that is like me. No one else who was raised in East LA in a Spanish speaking home, raised largely by her South American grandparents. Larger than the Open Access warz, I feel that I have a moral responsibility to increase the access to science careers for women and minorities. I can’t hold the door open for those folks unless I am standing on the other side of it. That means getting tenure and if someone tells me that I can get closer to those goals by forgoing Open Access for a round or two, I’m going to do it.
"Monica Bradford, executive editor at Science, said: 'We have a large circulation and printing additional papers has a real economic cost,' [...]"
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